Liverpool, Burnley and West Ham Make The Preview!

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 28 Preview Written by @NiallHawthorne

Game week 28 sees a ‘mini-blank’ occur thanks to the Caraboa Cup Final. Now I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea for a reindeer to be a prize in a football tournament, but with the way of the modern world who am I to argue? In any case Manchester City will batter Aston Villa so badly that the midlands outfit will go from claret and blue to black and blue by full-time as Jack Grealish’s agent tries to hug Pep Guardiola for the full 90 minutes. In any case true FPL advocates will be too busy waiting for bonus points to be added and working out their new OR to bother with such nonsense.

Onto GW28!


GW28 Defender: James Tarkowski, Burnley  

What do you do when you see a defender with three clean sheets in his last four games is about to play Newcastle United?

You put him in your team of course!

Jimmy T (as I like to call him) has 10 clean sheets to his name and his Burnley team are on a lovely run of form right now. They travel to St. James’ Park to take on the mighty Joelinton and Almiron who have plundered a huge three goals between them this season.

Elsewhere it seems likely that Allan Saint-Maximin will try to bedazzle grizzled campaigner Phil Bardsley on the wing, and that is likely to end exactly as you’d expect, with Bardsley hitting him so hard he’ll finish the game as Allan Saint-Minimin.




GW28 Midfielder: Robert Snodgrass, West Ham United

Ah Snoddy, my little diamond in the rough. I’ve had Bobby Snoddy in my team for the last number of weeks and he’s been nothing short of sensational considering his ownership and price bracket.

Don’t get me wrong, he’s playing in a ropey team with a terrible manager, but his set-piece delivery is wicked, his eye for goal is improving and since breaking into the team in GW10 he’s got 5 goals and 5 assists.

He faces a must-win home fixture against a Southampton side that are now almost safe, but who haven’t got the best defensive record. He’s pretty much playing up front too.

Listen to the tip. It’s a noddy for Bobby Snoddy.


GW28 Forward: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

Admittedly this is not a form tip, but form is temporary and class is permanent.

Vardy will come good again and if you have him when he does you’ll reap the rewards. He’s now owned by just over 1 in 3 players, and five of his next six fixtures are against teams from the lower half of the table: Norwich, Villa, Watford, Brighton, Palace and throw in a game against Everton to complete the half-dozen upcoming fixtures.

His record against those sides so far this season?

Six Goals. Two Assists. He’s got at least an assist in each of the reverse fixtures.

Food for thought.


GW28 Captain: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool      

Scoring goals for fun again, even spawny ones.

Chasing that golden boot.

Making history.

16 points in the home game v Watford.

Has scored in both of his previous trips to Vicarage Road.

Want me to draw you a frickin’ picture????

GW28 Outsider: Callum Wilson, Bournemouth        

This is a little bit about Wilson, and quite a bit about Chelsea, who Wilson lines up against at Dean’s Court this weekend.

Wilson has two in his last four with four bonus points for good measure, so signs of a return to form. Himself and Josh King are both finally fit and playing together, so that is another plus.

Add to this the fact that Chelsea and ‘Super Frankie Lampard’ are being exposed for the average team / manager they/he are, and I smell opportunity for those brave enough to take a punt.

Just 4.8% ownership for Wilson against a team with just one clean sheet in their last nine league games and shell-shocked from the Bavarian shellacking they were dished out on Tuesday night.



GW28 Draft: Issa Diop, West Ham United

Defenders with clean sheets is such a vulgar look in FPL.

All the cool cats want lumbering defenders leaking goals everywhere but plundering goals at the other end. If you’re a cool cat, Issa is your boy. Three goals in his last six, even against that Liverpool defence!

His da Papa Bouba is so proud.

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 28 Preview Written by @NiallHawthorne


Written by Niall Hawthorne.

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